Laurent L’Entêté was crowned national champion of the Olympic distance triathlon for the third time in a row last Saturday in Pointe d’Esny. Julie Staub won the title in the senior women category.
The strong man of the Mauritian triathlon has struck again. Last Saturday in Pointe d’Esny he showed that he has now a great mastery of the competition by winning the national champion title.
However, at a certain point in the race, he was caught by Rémy Gérard during the bike part. But nobody doubted at that moment that this was the tactical move of the eventual race winner.
The 10 km run was a formality for Laurent L’Entêté who literally ran away with his third consecutive title over this distance (1500 m swim-40 km bike-10 km run) in a time of 2:06:53.
Rémy Gérard, the U23 champion, took second place in 2:09:26 while Nicolas Van-Damme won the bronze medal in 2:21:41.
“I am very satisfied to have won the national championship title. I will now focus on my preparation for the next African Championships which will be held in September in Morocco,” said Laurent L’Entêté.
In the girls’ category, Julie Staub was crowned in 2:21:52. Adrien Toulet and Rémy Gérard, champion in the youth and U23 categories respectively, achieved the minimum requirements for the African Championships.
The results :
Senior( h): 1. Laurent l’Entêté -2:06:53; 2. Rémy Gérard – 2:09:26; 3. Nicolas Van-Damme – 2:21:41.
Senior (d): 1. Julie Staub – 2:21:52.
Youth women: 1. Riya Dhurma – 0:43:52; 2. Zoe Vallet- 0:52:33.
Youth men: 1. Adrien Toulet – 0:35:01- 2. Raphael Gerard – 0:38:09; 3. Thomas Leung For Sang – 0:38:14